Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock: The capital of Arkansas. It is located in the central part of the state. Little Rock is known for its many historical sites, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Arkansas State Capitol and the Little Rock Zoo.


Little Rock is a city located in the county of Pulaski in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 193,524. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 197,866 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1821.

As the capital and most populous city in Arkansas, Little Rock has plenty to see and do. This historic city on the Arkansas River features unique museums, outdoor activities, and a blossoming local food scene.

History and Culture

As one of the oldest cities west of the Mississippi River, Little Rock has a rich history. The Clinton Presidential Center offers exhibits on the life and legacy of the 42nd president, who served as governor of Arkansas before taking office.

The Historic Arkansas Museum documents the state's frontier days through galleries and historic homes. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center highlights African American history and culture in Arkansas.

Outdoor Activities

Little Rock offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Pinnacle Mountain State Park has hiking trails with panoramic views from the summit. Riverfront Park stretches along the Arkansas River, with pedestrian bridges, an amphitheater and water features.

The River Trail is a popular 10-mile paved loop along both sides of the river, perfect for walking, running or biking. The Big Dam Bridge is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the country spanning the river.

Local Flavors

The growing local food scene in Little Rock offers farm-to-table restaurants and unique eateries. The Root Cafe sources local ingredients for creative sandwiches, salads, and sides. Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom serves hand-crafted Neapolitan pizzas and craft cocktails.

The Little Rock Farmer's Market in the River Market district features local meats, produce, baked goods and more. Food trucks offering everything from banh mi to crepes can be found downtown daily.

With history, culture and outdoor adventure wrapped up in Southern hospitality, Little Rock is an underrated gem waiting to be explored.

Little Rock locator map
Location of Little Rock on Arkansas map.

Quick Facts about Little Rock

Population : 197,866 (2020)
Country : United States of America, United States of America, Confederate States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
County : Pulaski County
Postal code : 72219, 72221–72223, 72295, 72231, 72225, 72227, 72260, 72255, 72201–72207, 72209–72212, 72214–72217
Phone Area Codes : 501
Official name : City of Little Rock
Water as percent of area : 1.48%
Land as percent of area : 98.52%
Continent : North America
Named for : The Little Rock
Altitude : 335 feet / 102 meters
Capital city : Little Rock is capital of Pulaski County, Arkansas
Establishment : June 06, 1821 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone, UTC−06:00
Local time : 07:07:38 (22nd June 2024)
Population growth : 2.19% (2010-2020)
Downtown Little Rock image
Downtown Little Rock
Downtown Little Rock image


Little Rock is located at 34°44'47"N 92°17'23"W (34.7464800, -92.2895900). It has 2 neighbors: Maumelle and North Little Rock.

Little Rock map

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Little Rock has 2 neighbours.

  • Maumelle city in Arkansas, United States
  • North Little Rock The most populous city in Pulaski County, Arkansas. It is located across the Arkansas River from Little Rock, the state capital. North Little Rock is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and the North Little Rock Convention Center.


The population of Little Rock increased by 2.19% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 193,524 - census
2011 195,292 0.91% estimation process
2012 196,564 0.65% estimation process
2013 197,143 0.29% estimation process
2014 197,595 0.23% estimation process
2015 198,178 0.29% estimation process
2016 198,631 0.23% estimation process
2017 198,314 -0.16% estimation process
2018 197,484 -0.42% estimation process
2019 197,312 -0.09% estimation process
2020 197,866 0.28% estimation process

Little Rock zip code is 72201. County name: Pulaski, County fips: 05119

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People born in Little Rock (200)

People born in Little Rock, including U.S. Army general in WWI, WWII and Korea Douglas MacArthur, basketball player Joe Johnson, actress Rebecca Balding, .


  • Sidney Moncrief (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 21/09/1957
  • Chelsea Clinton (American author and global health advocate) she was born in 27/02/1980
  • Joey Lauren Adams (American actress) she was born in 09/01/1968
  • Keena Rothhammer (American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, former world record-holder) she was born in 26/02/1957
  • Will Boyd (American musician) he was born in 27/04/1979
  • Corin Nemec (American actor) he was born in 05/11/1971
  • Ben Moody (American musician and songwriter) he was born in 22/01/1981
  • Derek Fisher (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 09/08/1974
  • Fred Tackett (American musician) he was born in 30/08/1945
  • Jay C. Flippen (American actor (1899-1971)) he was born in 06/03/1899
  • David Hodges (American songwriter, producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist) he was born in 05/12/1978
  • Bob C. Riley (American politician (1924–1994)) he was born in 18/09/1924
  • John Stubblefield (American musician) he was born in 04/02/1945
  • Michael Tinsley (American Olympic hurdler) he was born in 21/04/1984
  • Margot Adler (author, Neopagan, and National Public Radio reporter) she was born in 16/04/1946
  • Charlotte Moorman (American musician) she was born in 18/11/1933
  • Muna Lee (American sprinter) she was born in 30/10/1981
  • Pharoah Sanders (American jazz saxophonist) he was born in 13/10/1940

Schools in Little Rock

College & universities near Little Rock, AR

Code Name City ZIP
106306 Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock (AR) 72202-6068
108065 Velvatex College of Beauty Culture Little Rock (AR) 72202-5452
107600 Philander Smith College Little Rock (AR) 72202-3799
106351 Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design North Little Rock (AR) 72114
106263 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock (AR) 72205-7199

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Little Rock, AR

Code Name Address Type
LRK Little Rock Union Station 1400 West Markham Street RAIL
MVN Malvern station 200 East First St. RAIL
ARK Arkadelphia station 798 South 5th St. RAIL

Post offices near Little Rock

Post Office Name City ZIP
State Capitol Post Office Little Rock (AR) 72201
Little Rock Post Office Little Rock (AR) 72202
Main Office Little Rock Post Office Little Rock (AR) 72202
Southsid Post Office Little Rock (AR) 72206
Hillcr Post Office Little Rock (AR) 72205

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Little Rock , Illinois township in Kendall County, Illinois with a population of 14,260 people.
  • Little Rock , Iowa human settlement in Lyon County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 433 people.
  • Little Rock , Minnesota census-designated place in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 207 people.

Other cities in Pulaski County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Pulaski County , AR.

City Name Population Title
North Little Rock 66,276 The most populous city in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Sherwood 31,653 City in Arkansas, United States
Jacksonville 28,361 City in Arkansas, USA
Maumelle 18,242 City in Arkansas, United States
Gibson 3,543 Census-designated place in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Alexander 3,340 City in Arkansas
Gravel Ridge 2,902 City in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States of America
Wrightsville 2,054 City in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States
McAlmont 1,873 Census-designated place in Pulaski County, Arkansas
Cammack Village 712 City in Arkansas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Little Rock distances to largest Arkansas cities